EBC Heli Tour – 3 to 4 hours

Tour Overview

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3-4 Hrs

Trip Grade

Very Easy

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Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

An Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a unique and efficient way to experience the iconic Everest region. It involves a helicopter ride that takes you directly to the Everest Base Camp, allowing you to soak in the stunning views of the Himalayas.

Visitors from all over the world travel to visit Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, which has an altitude of 8848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet). The Everest Heli tour allows you to reach the Everest Base Camp without trekking, The EBC Heli Tour package is ideal for those who want to conveniently view Everest's magnificence from above the clouds within a limited timeframe. 

Beginning from Kathmandu, the beautiful 4-hour flight heads towards Lukla, the starting point for excursions and hikes in the Khumbu area. From Everest Base Camp, which is located at a maximum height of 5,364 meters (17,594 feet), the helicopter trip will provide a bird's eye view of the spectacular Mount Everest and other nearby snow-covered peaks. You get a close-up view of the tallest peaks in the world on this heli ride, which is intriguing. You also get the opportunity to view several well-known peaks, like Cho-Oyu, Gaurishankar, Lhakpa Dorje, and several others.


Furthermore, breakfast at one of the topmost lodges with glimpses of the Everest range is an unforgettable moment unlike any other.


Itinerary for the EBC Heli Tour

We have a budget-friendly "4 hours EBC Heli Tour" package for you which covers all the major attractions of Everest Basecamp within a limited timeframe. 

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport 

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and assist you in going from the international terminal to the domestic terminal. Before boarding for an exciting EBC Heli excursion, you will learn about every element of air travel.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Departure from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,820m)

The airport starts its voyage from the land, flying north and west to get to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla. While traveling, you'll catch yourself admiring the stunning mountain range blanketed in snow. 

We must also take into account the aerial views of Sherpa villages, monasteries, and stupas. You may observe some of the mesmerizing peaks: Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Ganesh (7,429m), Gyachung Kang (7,952m), Pumori (7,161m) and Shishapangma (8,013m).

You will arrive at Lukla with stunning views of the Himalayan ranges after about 45 minutes. Lukla is located at an elevation of 2,820 meters above the ocean's surface. The Lukla Airport, which has the shortest runway in the world, is what makes Lukla notable.

8:00AM - 8:15 AM Refuelling at Lukla Airport

When you arrive in Lukla, you will begin to experience the local Sherpa way of life and their culture. Many Sherpa local guides and porters will be waiting for their customers at the airport. The airplane will need to be refueled for about 15 minutes.

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Flight to Kala Patthar (5,450m)

You will take off for Kala Patthar upon refueling at the Lukla airport. Whether it's the iconic Everest Base Camp or the massive Khumbu glacier, the in-flight narration will pinpoint your exact location. When flying above Kala Patthar in the second quarter of the journey, you will get fantastic views of mountains including Everest, Pumori, and Lhotse Peak.

Note: Due to updated rules in Nepal, You cannot directly land on Kalapatthar due to safety reasons. However, you can land at Everest View Hotel and make a group of two people and then fly to Kalapathhar pair by pair. To do so you need an additional $400.


8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Explore KalaPatthar (5,450m)

This helicopter trip is more than simply a flight during which you may observe the stunning scenery underneath. The 4 to 5 hours EBC Helicopter trip allows you to descend at Kalapatthar, where you may admire the imposing, and beautiful peaks of Nepal's Khumbu area. Although 15 minutes on the surface may not seem like much, but it is enough to discover magnificent views of the picturesque Himalayan range.

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Flight to Syangboche (3,950m)

You will have a guide with you the entire time as you soar through the mountains, who will provide you with all the information you want for the sights you may see while the brilliant shades of a sunrise meld together. You'll be itching for another helicopter trip after this little flight.

After taking in the spectacular sights at Kala Patthar, you'll fly to the Everest View Hotel, the world's topmost hotel, for a sumptuous breakfast. The Gorak Shep, Khumbu Glacier, Monasteries, Prayer flags, and Snow-capped Everest area peaks are all magnificently visible from the air.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

After you land at Syangboche, you head to Everest View Hotel to enjoy the beautiful panorama of snow-capped summits. At the Everest View Hotel, you may have a delicious breakfast while gazing at the gigantic Everest.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Refuelling at Lukla Airport for returning back

You will travel back to Lukla with the beautiful landscapes of the Himalayas after a fantastic breakfast in the hotel. Nothing is more thrilling than a crisp, up-close glimpse of the Himalayas from a bird’s - eye perspective. Once more, the plane will make a 15-minute fuel stop at Lukla before returning to Kathmandu.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Departure from Lukla to Kathmandu 

You will take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu after a delightful breakfast overlooking the breathtaking Everest Himalayan region. The sights on the journey back to Kathmandu are overwhelming and will make you speechless. You'll have a lot of joyful memories by the time you get to the hotel in Kathmandu.



NOTE: Scheduling is likely to vary depending on seasons. The whole helicopter can be booked for a private tour as well for $6500USD


Tour Highlights


  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with a striking difference in the terrain.
  • View the Khumbu area from the comfort of Everest Base Camp.
  • Fantastic vistas of the tallest mountains, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Changtse.
  • Breakfast in Kongde, 4,250 meters above sea level, one of the highest spots on earth, with sights of the complete Everest range.
  • Helicopter descent at the highest point on Earth, Everest Base Camp i.e. 5,364m/17,594ft.
  • Learn about the distinctive culture and cuisine of the Sherpas. 

Tour Includes


  • Passengers' Insurance.
  • Airport Pick up and drop via private car
  • Sightseeing Everest Basecamp and Everest Himalayan Range Package.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • A complete first aid package with emergency oxygen.
  • An English-speaking guide

Tour Excludes


  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Breakfast.
  • National Park Entrance Fee.
  • Photography and Videography.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : This tour is completed in 5-6 Hrs

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM ∷ Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM ∷ Departure from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,820m)

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM ∷ Refuelling at Lukla Airport

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM ∷ Flight to Kala Patthar (5,450m)

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM ∷ Explore KalaPatthar (5,450m)

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM ∷ Flight to Syangboche (3,950m)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM ∷ Breakfast at Everest View Hotel

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM ∷ Refuelling at Lukla Airport for return back

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ∷ Departure from Lukla to Kathmandu

FAQs Section

You will have your Breakfast in Kongde, 4,250 meters above sea level, which is one of the highest spots on earth, with sights of the complete Everest range.

A helicopter to EBc from Kathmandu will cost anywhere between $1250-$1350 in a shared basis and for a full heli booking it will cost about $6500

The Everest Base Camp Heli tour lasts for approximately 3-5 hours, providing adequate time to explore the EBC and Kalapatthar along with a scenic breakfast in Everest View Hotel.

The cost of an EBC Heli Tour can vary depending upon the services and operators, however, on average, prices range from 1,100 USD to 1,300 USD per person, for sharing a heli ride.

You also have an option to book a private helicopter if you wish to do so at approximately 5,000 USD.

The optimal time for an EBC Heli Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable, offering clear views of the mountains.

Yes, you can land at Kalapatthar during the tour. Some EBC Heli Tours may include a landing at Kalapathar, a renowned viewpoint near Everest Base Camp. However, this depends on the specific tour package and operator.

Comfortable, layered clothing is advisable, along with sturdy footwear. Additionally, essentials like sunglasses, sunscreen, a camera, and a valid ID are recommended for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Yes, we offer customizable EBC Heli Tour packages to cater to specific preferences. You can often tailor the duration, and inclusions, and even add on additional experiences.

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